Christopher Soghoian researches the frontier of hacking technology and government surveillance.

Why you should listen

Christopher Soghoian is a champion of digital privacy rights, with a particular focus on the role that third-party service providers play in enabling governments to monitor its citizens. As the principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union, he monitors the intersection of federal surveillance and citizen's rights.

Before joining the ACLU, he was the first-ever technologist for the Federal Trade Commision's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where he worked on investigations of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Netflix. Soghoian is also the creator of Do Not Track, an anti-tracking device that all major web browers now use. 

Christopher Soghoian’s TED talks

Christopher Soghoian on the TED Blog